Photo from American Craft Show in Baltimore, February 2020
Aspire to enrich your creative experience
A right handmade ceramic piece amplify the look of Ikebana arrangement.
Curtain tableware makes food looks good and taste better.
Even a small decretive pottery piece can fresh up the look of entire room.
Arakawa Pottery is here to assist with your art through our handmade pottery
Nice to meet you,
Thomas and Kathy Arakawa
Our Journey to Pottery Making" By JT - Peep into Life.
A short documentary "Our Journey to Pottery Making" By JT - Peep into Life.
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Harmony with Food: our dinnerware are versatile earthy natural color which can be used all year and all occasions. If you like particular color you can select color from the menu on left side.
Made in CA: our dinnerware are all handmade by Thomas and Kathy Arakawa in San Jose, CA.
Our experience: We have been working with many restaurants and customers past 10 years. Please find the list of gallery and retail stores on the store locator page. Also, please find list of other current and past restaurant clients on about us page
Our Ikebana containers are all handmade by Thomas and Kathy Arakawa in San Jose, CA. We have been working with many senseis and artists in all levels. Please find examples of our containers in use at Pottery-in Action page
Our ikebana vases are also carried at retail stores across US. Please find the list of gallery and retail stores on the store locator page Also, please find list of other past clients on about us page
Our Ikebana vases are versatile natural color which can be used all year and all occasions. If you like particular color you can select color from the menu on left side.
Inspiration and Harmoney
Kathy and I very blessed with many great people who we can call "sensei." We are always inspired by them and learning from them.
As a functional ware, ceramics is always important supporting roll of the main art presented. The relationship between Ikebana artist and us is exactly the same way.
Please take a moment to see our past collaborations in "Pottery-in-Actions" page. You will see what we can to to enhance your work in the future.
Meet Arakawa Pottery
Arakawa pottery is just fifteen minutes away from silicon valley where well-known company like Google, Apple, Facebook and Tesla. Unlike the big companies around us, we are just four people team. Well, with my dog "tofu", Five! And we are not low-tech in country side.
We weren't always potters. It all started as a Saturday pottery class for me, and one thing led to another. Few years later, after several thousand pots and 100s of shows, we have been traveling around the country for shows and became two full-time potters and two angel partners.
My wife and I are very lucky that we are supported by many great customers, friends and two angel partners support us to do what we love most: pottery. For that, we always think of my customers when we make pottery.
From Left Side
Yuichi Sakashita, Angel Partner
Genzo Sekine, Angel Partner
KathyLee-Arakawa Partner and Potter
Tofu, Corporate Relations & Company Mascot (Dog)
Thomas Arakawa, Partner and Potter (not in the photo)
Please feel free to call us if you have any questions or request! We speak English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese. Contact info at bottom of the page.